Bilingualism and Brain Functioning

Publications

Vaid, J. (Ed.) (1986/2014). Language Processing in Bilinguals: Psycholinguistic and Neuropsychological Perspectives. Routledge Library Edition: Linguistics. Taylor & Francis.

Cohen, A. & Vaid, J. (1980) (Eds.). The Neurolinguistics of Second Language Learning. Washington, D.C., ERIC Clearinghouse (#202252). 68 pp. (Proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the Carl andDurga Spiro Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 8-11, 1980).

Vaid, J. & Genesee, F. (1980). Neuropsychological approaches to bilingualism: A critical review. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 34, 417-445.

Obler, L., Zatorre, R., Galloway, L., & Vaid, J. (1982). Cerebral lateralization in bilinguals: Methodological issues. Brain and Language, 15, 40-54.

_________. (2000). Reprinted in Wei, L. (Ed.) The Bilingualism Reader (pp. 381-393). London: Routledge.

Vaid, J. (1983). Bilingualism and brain lateralization. In S. Segalowitz (Ed.), Language functions and brain organization (pp. 315-339). New York: Academic Press.

Vaid, J. (1984). On Readings on Aphasia in Bilinguals and Polyglots. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 20(4), 372-374.

Green, A., & Vaid, J. (1986). Methodological issues in the use of the concurrent activities paradigm. Brain and Cognition, 5, 465-476.

Vaid, J. & Hall, D.G. (1991). Neuropsychological perspectives on bilingualism: Right, left and center. In A. Reynolds (Ed.), Bilingualism, multiculturalism and second language learning: The McGill conference in honour of Wallace E. Lambert (Pp. 81-112). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Vaid, J. (2002). Bilingualism. In V.S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the human brain, Vol. 1 (pp. 417-434). San Diego: Elsevier.

Vaid, J. & Hull, R. (2002). Re-envisioning the bilingual brain using functional neuroimaging: Methodological and interpretive issues. In F. Fabbro (Ed.), Advances in the Neurolinguistics of Bilingualism: Essays in Honor of Michel Paradis (pp. 315-355). Udine Forum: Udine University Press.

Hull, R. & Vaid, J. (2005). Clearing the cobwebs from the study of the bilingual brain: Converging evidence from laterality and electrophysiological research. In J. Kroll & A.M.B. de Groot (Eds.), Handbook of Bilingualism: Psycholinguistic Approaches (pp. 480-496). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hull, R. & Vaid, J. (2006). Laterality and language experience. Laterality, 11(5), 436-464.

Hull, R. & Vaid, J. (2007). Bilingual language lateralization: A meta-analytic tale of two hemispheres. Neuropsychologia, 45, 1987-2008.

Vaid, J. (2008). The bilingual brain: What is right and what is left? In Altarriba, J. & Heredia, R. (Eds.), Introduction to bilingualism: Principles and processes (pp. 129-144). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Vaid, J. (2008). Neural substrates of language processing in bilinguals: Imagi(ni)ng the possibilities. In Srinivasan, N., Gupta, A.K., & Pandey, J. (Eds.). Advances in Cognitive Science (pp. 122-136). New Delhi: Sage Press.

Hull, R. & Vaid, J. (2008). Bilingual laterality: The matter of degree. Neuropsychologia, 46(5), 1591-1593.

 

Test Battery

Paradis, M. & Vaid, J. (1987). The Bilingual Aphasia Test: Hindi/English, Dvibhashai ka Pratikshan. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Empirical Studies

Vaid, J. & Lambert, W.E. (1979). Differential cerebral involvement in the cognitive functioning of bilinguals. Brain and Language, 8, 92-110.

Vaid, J. (1984). Visual, phonetic and semantic processing in early and late bilinguals. In M. Paradis & Y. Lebrun (Eds.), Early bilingualism and child development (pp. 175-191). Lisse: Swets and Zeitlinger.

Vaid, J. (1987). Visual field asymmetries for rhyme and syntactic category judgments in monolinguals and fluent early and late bilinguals. Brain and Language, 30, 263-277.

Vaid, J. & Chengappa, S. (1988). Assigning linguistic roles: Sentence interpretation in normal and aphasic bilinguals. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 3(2), 161-183.

Vaid, J. & Corina, D. (1989). Visual field asymmetries in numerical size comparisons of digits, words, and signs. Brain and Language, 36, 117-126.

Corina, D. & Vaid, J. (1989). Shadowing words versus signs: A dual task laterality study with ASL English interpreters. Investigaciones Psicologicas, 7, 31-42. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Vaid, J., Green, A., Schweda Nicholson, N. & White, N. (1989). Are bilingual interpreters differentially lateralized? A dual task investigation in Spanish English interpreters and unilingual controls. Investigaciones Psicologicas, 7, 43-54.

Green, A., Schweda Nicholson, N., Vaid, J., White, N., & Steiner, R. (1990). Hemispheric involvement in shadowing vs. interpreting: A time sharing study of simultaneous interpreters and matched bilingual and unilingual controls. Brain and Language, 39, 107-133.

Vaid, J. & Pandit, R. (1991). Sentence interpretation in normal and aphasic Hindi speakers. Brain and Language, 41, 250-274.

Vaid, J. & Park, K. (1997). Hemispheric asymmetries in reading Korean: Task matters. Brain and Language, 58, 115-124.

Vaid, J. (2001). Lateralization of counting skill in bilinguals: A dual task study. Brain and Cognition, 46 (1-2), 14.

Vaid, J. & Frenck-Mestre, C. (2002). Do orthographic cues aid language identification? A laterality study with French-English bilinguals. Brain and Language, 82, 47-53.

Frenck-Mestre, C., Anton, J.L., Roth, M., Vaid, J. & Viallet, F. (2005). Articulation in early and late bilinguals’ two languages: Evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging. Neuroreport, 16(7), 761-765.

 

Presentations

Hall, D. G. & Vaid, J. (1989, Feb.). Bilingualism and brain lateralization: A meta analysis. Poster presentation, 15th International Neuropsychological Society meeting, Vancouver.

Green, A., Schweda Nicholson, N., Vaid, J., & White, N. (1989, Feb.). Hemispheric involvement in shadowing vs. interpreting: A dual task study of simultaneous interpreters and bilingual and monolingual controls. Poster presentation, 15th International Neuropsychological Society meeting, Vancouver.

Green, A., Vaid, J., & Schweda Nicholson, N. (1989, Mar.). Why task analysis is important in dual task research. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Body for the Advancement of Brain, Behavior and Language Enterprises (BABBLE), Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Vaid, J. (1989, Oct.). Repercussions of brain maturation on second language functioning. 14th Meeting of the Conference on Language Development, Boston University.

Corina, D. & Vaid, J. (1990, May). Left hemisphere dominance linguistic or motoric? Poster presentation, TENNET, Universite de Quebec, Montreal.

Vaid, J. (1990, June). Task matters more than script: A laterality study with Korean readers. Poster presentation, American Psychological Society, Dallas.

Vaid, J. & Singh, M. (1991, Oct.). Linguistic scanning biases can affect performance on non linguistic neuropsychological tasks. Poster, National Academy of Neuropsychology, Dallas.

Vaid, J. (1993, July). Left brain, right brain revisited: What we really know about laterality. NSF Summer Institute for Psychology Teachers, Texas A & M University.

Vaid, J. (1997, Jan.). Brain bases of bilingual language functioning: What’s right? What’s left? Paper presented at panel on Neurolinguistics at 18th annual meeting of the South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

Vaid, J. (1997, May). Deconstructing the bilingual brain: What’s right? What’s left? International Workshop on Psycholinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism, Universite of Provence, Aix.

Vaid, J. (2000, June). Lateralization of counting skill in bilinguals: A dual task study. Poster presentation, Theoretical and Experimental Issues in Neuropsychology (TENNET), University of Quebec at Montreal.

Vaid, J. & Hull, R. (2001, April). A tale of two hemispheres: A meta-analytic review of the bilingual brain. Poster, Third International Symposium on Bilingualism, University of the West of England, Bristol.

Hull, R. & Vaid, J. (2003, April). A (continuing) tale of two hemispheres: A meta-analysis of bilingual language lateralization research. Panel on Recent Investigations of the Bilingual Brain, Fourth International Symposium on Bilingualism, University of Arizona.

Frenck-Mestre, C. Anton, J.L., Roth, M., Massion, J., N’Gyuen, N., Vaid, J., J.F. Viallet, & M. Habib (2003, April). Functional imaging of the bilingual brain during speech production. Panel on Recent Investigations of the Bilingual Brain, Fourth International Symposium on Bilingualism, University of Arizona.

Vaid, J. (2004, Dec.) Neural substrates of language processing in bilinguals: Imagi(ni)ng the possibilities. Invited keynote address, International Cognitive Sciences Conference, University of Allahabad, India.

Chen, H.-C., Vaid, J. & Bortfeld, H. (2009, Sep.) Neural substrates involved in L2 phonological processing are constrained by L1. Neurobilingualism Conference, Bangor, Wales.

Rao, C., & Vaid, J. (2009, June). Hemispheric asymmetry in Urdu vs. Hindi morphological priming: An orthography-based account. TENNET Neuropsychology Conference, Concordia University, Montreal.